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ELIOT PORTER : American Places

Eliot Porter (Photography); Stegner, Wallace; Stegner, Page; (John Macrae, III, Editor)

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ISBN 10: 0517413612 / ISBN 13: 9780517413616
Editorial: Greenwich House/Distributed By Crown Publishers, New York, NY, 1993
Condición: Near Fine Encuadernación de tapa dura
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Text/BRAND NEW. Sienna-brown linen boards w/gilt spine lettering/Fine. DJ/NF; price-slipped, else fine. Gift inscription to front endpaper. A study of how the American people and the American land have interacted. The story is told through photographs (89 plates) of Eliot Poter (1901 - 1990) and the prose of Wallace Earle Stegner (1909 - 1993), author of The Big Rock Candy Mountain (1943) and Angle of Repose (1971, Pulitzer Prize), and his writer, novelist, and historian son Page Stegner (1937 -). The chapters and photographs can be construed as "illustrating a stage in the process of adaptation and naturalization). Chapters 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, & 13 are written by Wallace Stegner; chapters 9-12 are by Page Stegner. Chapter 14 is jointly written by father and son. N° de ref. de la librería 008866

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Título: ELIOT PORTER : American Places

Editorial: Greenwich House/Distributed By Crown Publishers, New York, NY

Año de publicación: 1993

Encuadernación: Hard Cover

Ilustrador: Eliot Porter (Photographer)

Condición del libro:Near Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Near Fine

Edición: First Edition, 3rd Printing

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An informative text by the distinguished novelist complements a collection of photographs of the American landscape in a work that depicts all aspects of American life from the Rocky Mountains to the state of Maine.

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"This book is an attempt, by sampling, to say something about how the American people and the American land have interacted, how they have shaped one another; what patterns of life, with what chances of continuity, have arisen out of the confrontations between an unformed society and a virgin continent. Perhaps it is less a book about the American land than some ruminations about the making of America. . . . We are the unfinished product of a long becoming."
—from American Places

"The text by the Stegners is precise, to the point, packed with useful information and infused with that love for our land and its honest workers which is the highest form (perhaps the only form) of patriotism."
—Edward Abbey

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